Bodybuilding competitors

Several Tippah County residents were among the 142 competitors at the 2009 NPC Southern Classic Bodybuilding, Figure and Bikini Competition. The 26th annual event was held on June 6 at Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson, and was a national qualifier. From left, Quinton Ratliff earned second place in the Novice Lightweight division of the bodybuilding competition. Ashley Galloway received fifth place in the Tall class of the Novice Figure competition. Judy Gaillard earned first place in the Middleweight division of the bodybuilding competition. Gaillard also came home as the Overall Champion in Women’s Bodybuilding. Marty Mathis ranked fourth in the Junior Middleweight division in bodybuilding.

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